Jay GWA Hardman

Meet Jay GWA Hardman a tattoo artist from Astley, near Leigh in Greater Manchester.

Jay has his own tattoo studio in Astley, Greater Manchester, which is going from strength to strength.  It opened at the beginning of 2016 and he needed to put his stamp on the place, hence his alternative portrait that would be turned into a framed poster for his reception wall.  Jay did have a hard time choosing which pose to select for the finished poster, but in the end he chose the ‘The Tattooed Man’ shown below.


Had my shoot done with Amanda , wasn’t looking forward to having my photo done at all but within 5 mins Amanda had me at ease and laughing so much I got into the role and enjoyed every single minute of it , not only was the shoot great but the photos and the end product made me want more doing and everyone who sees them in my studio comments on how good they are and who done them, thank you so much and good luck for the future x

Jay GWA Hardman

Tattoo Artist’s Alternative Portrait

As Jay says above, he didn’t know what to expect, which I can understand, but I want everyone to have fun, be relaxed and thoroughly enjoy the experience.  It really wasn’t long before the silly faces started and we all fell about laughing.


He even managed to pose seriously for the classic portrait shot below, which is one of my favourites.  

Old Fashioned Portrait

Jay is my number one tattoo artist and the reason for this is that he actually listened to my tattoo cover-up ideas and explained what is feasible.  Please click on the links at the bottom of this post below to read about my tattoo cover up journey with Jay.
Ginger With Attitude Poster

Alternative Portrait Service

Feel free to check out the various portrait galleries for examples of my work.  All images with Kerry Sheree’s logo on them are photo shoots where I have teamed up with my talented daughter, Kerry Sheree to offer make-up services.  If you would like your very own alternative portrait, please visit the alternative portrait service page for more information or click here.

Classic Horror | Portraits | Vampire | Zombie | Demon | Boudoir | Witch

71 Custom Tattoo and Body Piercing

Visit Jay at his tattoo studio, 71 Custom Tattoo and Body Piercing if you’re in the Leigh, Greater Manchester area.  To contact him or view his other work, please visit him on Facebook by clicking here or alternatively visit him in person.  Details are below.

1A Coniston Road, Astley, Lancashire, M29 7AS or telephone 07557 405917

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